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  • OMG! Americans luv 2 txt, sent over 1 Trillion msgs in 2008

    OMG! Americans luv 2 txt, sent over 1 Trillion msgs in 2008

    On Wednesday, CTIA – The Wireless Association released its Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey results for 2008. According to the Survey, Americans sent over 1 Trillion text messages in 2008, almost triple the number (363 million) from 2007. That works out to roughly 3.5 billion txts per day, or almost 13 messages per wireless user (the survey reports that there are “more than 270… Read More

  • CTIA09 Video: Palm demos Pandora, Fandango, Sprint TV, FlightView, and Nascar

    CTIA09 Video: Palm demos Pandora, Fandango, Sprint TV, FlightView, and Nascar

    In a tucked away room in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sprint and Palm are demonstrating a number of Pre applications for the first time. Earlier this afternoon we got a bit of footage of Classic, a PalmOS emulator by MotionApps’ purposed for running any legacy applications you may have laying around. Since then, we’ve also had the opportunity to check out the… Read More

  • CTIA09 Video: Palm demos MotionApps' PalmOS emulator, Classic

    If you’ve got loads of 5 year old PalmOS applications laying around, fear not – they’ll run on the Pre. Well, sort of; they’ll run in MotionApps’ recently announced PalmOS emulator which, for most purposes, should be just as good. We stopped by Palm’s lounge this afternoon for a quick demo, and brought the whole thing back on video for your perusal Don’t… Read More

  • CTIA09: Hands-on video of the LG GD900

    Hey, look! It’s the LG GD900 from Mobile World Congress, except not behind an inch of glass! We’re amazingly torn on this device; on one hand, it’s an exercise of vanity, with nearly every defining feature existing solely for show. I mean, come on – a clear touch keypad? Why? On the other hand, hot damn it’s pretty. It’s a fashion phone without a fashion brand… Read More

  • CTIA09: Hands-on with the Motorola Evoke QA4, with video

    CTIA09: Hands-on with the Motorola Evoke QA4, with video

    Long time MobileCrunch readers may know that I have a bit of an aversion to Motorola. They’ve never done anything wrong to me, personally – it’s just that every handset they’ve released in the past 4 years is a mundane, haphazard piece of garbage. However, I’m glad (though a bit reluctant) to say that they’ve strayed from this path with the Evoke QA4; it has its… Read More

  • CTIA09: Hands-on gallery of the AT&T Nokia E71x

    CTIA09: Hands-on gallery of the AT&T Nokia E71x

    Original E71 on left, AT&T E71x on right It seems a bit silly to do a full hands-on of the just announced Nokia E71x for AT&T, seeing as it’s essentially identical to the original E71 – which we’ve already given a thorough reviewing. Besides the obvious color difference (Black on black, rather than silver on white), the changes are somewhat trivial: it has Feature Pack 3… Read More

  • CTIA09: Hands-on with the HTC Snap

    CTIA09: Hands-on with the HTC Snap

    By all major counts, I should hate this phone. I don’t generally like candybar QWERTY phones, and I don’t like Windows Mobile 6.1. But somehow, HTC has brought both of these things together in a way that I really like. The hardware itself is rock solid; it’s well balanced and nicely weighted in the hand, and the 12mm profile looks deadly sharp. Read More

  • CTIA09: Motorola Evoke QA4 likely to launch on US Cellular, as well

    CTIA09: Motorola Evoke QA4 likely to launch on US Cellular, as well

    Yesterday, Cricket announced their plans to carry Motorola’s just disclosed Evoke QA4. What wasn’t announced, however, was whether US Cellular would also be carrying the device, as previous rumors had indicated. If the demo phones on the floor at CTIA are any indication, it just might. We just met with Motorola for a quick hands on demonstration of the Evoke (video of which just so… Read More

  • CTIA09: HTC Snap keeps your best friends up front

    CTIA09: HTC Snap keeps your best friends up front

    Contrary to what Facebook friend counts may lead you to believe, most people really don’t have hundreds upon hundreds of friends. Sure, they may know some absurd number of people – but according to a study by HTC, about 55% of people really only care about communicating with five or fewer people. Playing around with this idea a bit, HTC has just introduced a new feature they’ve… Read More

  • CTIA09: Celio to release REDFLY Mobile Viewer public beta later today

    CTIA09: Celio to release REDFLY Mobile Viewer public beta later today

    To put it gently, the Celio REDFLY didn’t launch without criticism. Essentially a mono-purposed netbook which is fueled by and acts as an extension of a Windows Mobile smartphone, the REDFLY pulls your WinMo handset’s display onto its own, and pushes all keyboard/touchpad input back to the handset. The main issue people seemed to have is that they simply didn’t understand why it… Read More

 
  • CTIA09: Hands-on with the Samsung Instinct S30

    CTIA09: Hands-on with the Samsung Instinct S30

    Samsung didn’t officially have the Instinct S30 available for hands-on demos after yesterday night’s announcement – but, well, you know how we roll. We spent a good chunk of time poking at the device – so what do we think? Read More

  • Review: BlackBerry App World [Update 2]

    Review: BlackBerry App World [Update 2]

    RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis is slated to take the stage later today in Las Vegas at the CTIA show and all eyes will be focused on RIM’s answer to Apple’s App Store. While we wished that RIM had held off on the launch of BlackBerry App World until Lazaridis’ little talk, there’s nothing that could have prevented this announcement from hitting at midnight. So, ladies and germs… Read More

  • CTIA09: Samsung Mondi, a huge WiMAX slider

    CTIA09: Samsung Mondi, a huge WiMAX slider

    Samsung just unleashed the powerhouse that is the Mondi. This massive handset comes packing with speedy WiMAX support in a big daddy slider form factor. Winmo 6.1 powers the device and it seems that Samsung has big hopes for the huge device as it's got just about everything possible in a mobile computing platform. Check it: MS Office, WiFi, BT 2.1, GPS with preloaded maps, 4 GB of internal memory… Read More

  • Samsung officially unveils the Instinct s30 for Sprint

    Samsung officially unveils the Instinct s30 for Sprint

    Sprint and Samsung have just taken the wraps off the Instinct s30 aka Mini Instinct at CTIA. It launches on Sprint April 19th in two colors – Cobalt Metal or Touch of Copper. The s30 doesn’t deviate too much from the original Instinct, but developers can now jump on the s30 with open access to core Java APIs like, Multimedia, Messaging, Bluetooth, Contacts/Calendar and File Access. The… Read More

  • CTIA09: Hands-on with the latest build of the Android "Cupcake" firmware

    CTIA09: Hands-on with the latest build of the Android "Cupcake" firmware

    We’re in good ol’ Sin City, fresh out of a pre-CTIA 2009 meeting with HTC. While most of the hardware they brought to the party were things we’d seen at Mobile World Congress last month, they had one thing on the software end that was just out of the oven: the latest build of the Android “Cupcake” release. The firmware build number we were playing with was 1.5/CRA79. Read More

  • CTIA09: Samsung to preview the Instinct "Mini" S30

    CTIA09: Samsung to preview the Instinct "Mini" S30

    Tucked away in a Korean press release alongside the likes of the long ago announced Samsung Behold, Memoir, and Omnia HD was one little gem we’d yet to have seen in any official light: the Instinct S30. Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve ever seen it – but it’s nice to know it wasn’t some incredibly elaborate hoax put on by some crafty gent just looking to… Read More

  • CTIA 2009: Novatel Ovation MC935D USB Modem on the way in Q2

    CTIA 2009: Novatel Ovation MC935D USB Modem on the way in Q2

    It's certainly not the main Novatel device we're hoping to see announced while we're here in Vegas, but they've gotten the announcement party started a bit early with this morning's debut of the Ovation MC935D. Read More

  • Verizon-branded MiFi 2200 leaks out

    Verizon-branded MiFi 2200 leaks out

    It’s definitely not the first time we’ve seen the Novatel MiFi, or even the second – but they can keep cranking these things out in all sorts of different flavors and we wouldn’t mind a bit. A few weeks back, we found out that Sprint would be getting a MiFi of their own sometime in the next 3 months, and this latest leak indicates that Verizon will be getting one as well. Read More